Ever since it was founded, MOTEG GmbH has endeavoured to support Germany as a location for science to the best of its ability. It is part of the MOTEG DNA to carry out innovative research and development projects or to participate in them as a consortium partner. In addition to the national level, the European level is also particularly welcome.

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„Magnetisches Planetengetriebe zum effizienten Downsizing der mobilen Antriebstechnik“/


Gefördert durch die Europäischer Union – Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE), den Bund und das Land Schleswig-Holstein
01.08.2016- 28.02.2018Despite the well-known principle and the well-known advantages of the magnetic gear, the development prospects are characterized by many wrong turns and imponderables. Patent applications could not be used due to their rudimentary construction and were not further developed, available products are not functional or theoretical approaches cannot (yet) be developed due to the lack of calculation options. MOTEG GmbH now intends to face all these challenges. The project goal is the development and construction of a fully functional prototype of a magnetic planetary gear, taking into account all necessary side developments. The design of the planetary gear is predestined for use in mobile drive technology as a gear design with the best power-to-weight ratio. In order to be able to transfer this design with sustainable, economic success to a wide variety of application areas, it is absolutely necessary within this project to develop a suitable numerical calculation method (FEA) for a magnetic planetary gear. The limitation in this regard is that there are currently no two-dimensional calculation options for systems with non-coaxial axes of rotation. However, this is absolutely necessary for economic implementation, as otherwise three-dimensional calculations would have to be used, which increase the costs by at least three times due to the time required for development. This would completely prevent a successful technology transfer to a wide variety of application areas.

In addition to these theoretical development activities, innovative construction and assembly methods will also have to be evaluated so that the prototype can also provide meaningful insights for later industrialization.
„Entwicklung und Evaluierung eines ÖPNV-on Demand-Angebotes mit autonomen Fahrzeugen in öffentlichen Personennahverkehr in ländlichen Regionen (NAF-Bus)/


Gefördert durch das Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI)
01.07.2017- 31.12.2020What is NAF?
NAF stands for the demand-controlled autonomously driving bus - behind it is the innovative mobility concept "ÖPNV On Demand", which is to be promoted in the NAF-Bus project: public transport with autonomously driving buses without fixed routes and timetables, which are only controlled by the demander.

Bus travel at the push of a button:
Mobility of the future means: Never miss the bus again or shiver at the bus stop in freezing temperatures. After getting off at the desired stop, the electrically powered vehicle independently searches for a parking space, charges up at the next charging station or sets out on its way to the next passenger.
„BatteriePack / Flüssigkeitsgekühltes Hochspannungs-Batteriemodul für elektrisch oder hybrid angetriebene Nutzfahrzeuge /


(ZIM) Gefördert durch das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)
01.04.2018- 30.11.2019For several years now, MOTEG has been conducting business and technical analyzes together with customers when converting buses from diesel to electric drive and manufactures highly efficient electric motors for ancillary units. There is extensive knowledge about the technical requirements within an electric bus, which was built up through multiple contacts with electric bus manufacturers. The battery module regularly turns out to be a critical profitability factor in electric commercial vehicles. Critical influencing variables here are the necessary air conditioning, capacity, charging cycles, which ultimately decide on a profitable switch to electromobility.

The market for electrically powered commercial vehicles in particular requires battery packs that have the following properties:

A) high energy density (1kWh/ 4.1-4.3kg)
B) long life (10-12 years, min 8000 cycles, residual capacity of 80%)
C) safe even in accident situations according to ECE-R100.02
D) Inexpensive (max. €500/kWh for an air-conditioned cell) In the planned project, a prototypical battery pack is to be developed that can meet these requirements.
„Reimaging Mobility with worldwide highly innovative auxiliary components for commercial vehicles”/


Gefördert durch den Europäischen GREEN DEAL (Europäische Kommission)
01.09.2020- 31.08.2022The auxiliary units are an essential part of the energy balance of a commercial vehicle. The heart of every ancillary unit is the drive. This is largely responsible for energy efficiency, weight and installation space. Most existing ancillaries are designed for partial electrification via a low-voltage system driven by a V-belt via an internal combustion engine. Getting out of this general energy supply channel offers tremendous opportunities for energy conservation. The focus of the solution developed by MOTEG is on the development of a new electric permanent magnet motor that sets new standards worldwide in terms of energy efficiency, weight, installation space and noise development and offers the necessary flexibility for applications of hydraulic pumps and pneumatic compressors for commercial vehicles. It is well known that electric drives are much more efficient than internal combustion engines. Compared to other products available on the market, which are mainly driven by asynchronous motors, MOTEG units are up to 2 times smaller, 2 times lighter and more energy efficient. By using electric air compressors or electric power steering pumps, the customer not only saves valuable space and weight, but also money thanks to an optional, individual and needs-based control and maintenance concept.

RUBIN – oPeNZ – Verbundprojekt – Erstellung des RUBIN-Konzepts für die Entwicklung einer offenen Plattform für elektronome Nutzfahrzeuge


Gefördert durch das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
01.09.2021- 31.03.2022In this preliminary study of the oPeNZ joint project, a concept for an open platform for light electric commercial vehicles was created. This platform includes commercial vehicles in the 3.5 – 5.5 t weight classes that can be operated battery-electrically with an option for autonomous driving. The platform can be used with a wide variety of structures in all areas of "on-highway" (road traffic) and "off-high" (construction industry). MOTEG's task was to design a simple, robust, energy-efficient and competitive drive train.